ModMag14: Jeremy Langmead, Christie’s

Jeremy Langmead is an experienced magazine editor who has moved into content marketing, first as editor-in-chief at Mr Porter and currently as chief content officer at Christie’s. He shares his thoughts on how brands can work with content and his positive view of the future of magazines in both print and digital form.

At Work With: Scott King, Artefact

Scott King is Professor of Visual Communication at UAL, where he has just helped relaunch the quarterly magazine produced by the journalism course at LCC. Previously he has worked as art director of i-D and creative director of Sleazenation, creating iconic front covers that question the magazine process. He has collaborated with a number of figures working where art and commerce meet, including Pet Shop Boys, Malcolm McLaren and Morrissey, and his art works have been exhibited in major institutions across the world. We look ahead at his week as the first edition of the LCC magazine Artefact is distributed.

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magCulture shop update – MagMagMag

We’ve restocked our online shop, with copies of Pitchfork Journal, The Outpost, Shelf Journal, Holo and Green Soccer Journal and others joining the previous titles.

Order now and receive a free copy of MagMagMag, the glossy zine we recently published in collaboration with Vitsoe. Featuring interviews with 20 magazine editors and art directors it gives a unique insight into current independent publishing (while stocks last). MagMagMag includes The Gentlewoman, FAT, The Gourmand, Delayed Gratification, Offscreen, Riposte and Printed Pages.

See pages after the jump.

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ModMag14: Elana Schlenker, Gratuitous Type

Here’s our second film interview from The Modern Magazine 2014. Elana Schlenker is the Brooklyn-based graphic designer behind ‘pamphlet of typographic smut’ Gratuitous Type. She discusses the origin of the magazine, plans for the next issue and her thoughts on ModMag14.

Don’t forget there’s still time to catch Elana’s exhibition based on the recent issue four of Gratuitous Type at KK Outlet, London.

Overmatter: 21.10.14

Intern issue three is open for submissions – deadine 3 November.

See the shortlists for this years Guardian Media Awards.

Content marketers start to turn round the digital-only juggernaut.

A strong profile of Vice Media, ‘the Acme Corporation for young people who are into stuff.

Time Out expands its websites to six other UK cities.

Italian editorial designer Luca Pitoni talks about his work, including IL magazine (video).

Australian launch Krass Magazine, ‘an ode to the defiant and the curious’, needs your support.

Magazine event 1: Stack hold their first In Conversation event, with Ryan Fitzgibbon from Mr Hello, London, 10 November.

Magazine event 2: I’m talking at SNDe’s NH11 event, Madrid, 14 November.

Magazine event 3: Printout returns with a Magazines of the Year night, London, 25 November.

Magazine event 4: Stack is holding a day conference on the future of publishing, London 7 December. A perfect follow-up to The Modern Magazine 2014.


At work with: Mark Leeds and Kevin Wilson, The Financial Times

A few weeks ago the Financial Times launched a complete redesign of its print edition. As the new design settles into regular production we look ahead at the week with Kevin Wilson (above left), head of design and graphics at the newspaper since 2008, and design consultant Mark Leeds (right). The two previously worked together at The Guardian, where they contributed to the 2005 redesign. Since then Leeds has been part of the teams behind the reinvention of Bloomberg Businessweek and Elle UK.

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ModMag14: David Moretti, Wired Italia

During last month’s Modern Magazine 2014 conference we filmed a series of interviews with six of the speakers. We’ll be posting one here every Wednesday for the next five weeks. Today we hear from Wired Italia’s David Moretti about launching the magazine and his thoughts on the conference.


California Sunday launches

California Sunday is a new independent magazine with a lot of unique features. It’s a monthly magazine that will “eventually” become weekly. It’s distributed digitally, and also prints a huge number of copies – all of which are placed as paid inserts inside a handful of Californian broadsheet newspapers. It’s created by a magazine company whose only previous product is a live deconstruction of a magazine. And its creators are a surprisingly small number of people, writes Andrew Losowsky.

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At Work With: Kai von Rabenau, mono.kultur

We start the new week with art director and photographer Kai von Rabenau. After studying graphics in London at Central St. Martins, Kai moved back to Berlin and founded
independent interview magazine mono.kultur. Every issue is given over to a single interview with one artist. Ten years later, we join him as the 37th edition of mono.kultur is about to be published, the long-planned James Nachtwey issue.

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Overmatter: 10.10.14

One-time trailblazer iPhone magazine The Magazine is to close, describing itself as ‘a very successful experiment.’ If you’re US-based you can pre-order a copy of their second print compendium.

Meanwhile digital travel magazine Compass Cultura goes its own way, avoiding advertising and VCs.

First Condé Nast, now Hearst UK records significant drop in profits.

There are few more reassuring signs of civilisation than a well-stocked newsagent.

Behind-the-internet-scenes at the WordPress-based New Yorker.

Fraser Allen of White Light Media discusses their decision to launch their own magazines, ‘Financial directors of the publishing giants will not agree but for me it’s a really exciting time.